Green Flag Award 2023

The London Borough of Bexley celebrates receiving the Green Flag Award for Lesnes Abbey Woods.

Lesnes Abbey Woods raised its prestigious Green Flag Award on Tuesday 18 July after being officially recognised as one of the country’s best parks.

The award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces. The Green Flag is a sign to the public that Lesnes Abbey Woods boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained, and has excellent visitor facilities.

Councillor Richard Diment, Bexley’s Cabinet Member for Places, said:

‘’The news that Lesnes Abbey Woods has achieved the accreditation is testament to the hard work and dedication of Bexley’s Park and Open Spaces Team and local volunteers, including the ‘Friends of Lesnes Abbey and Woods’. Together they care for the green space so that everyone can enjoy it, and it shows. Well done to all involved.”

Commenting on the news that Lesnes Abbey Woods has achieved the Green Flag Award standard, Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award Scheme Manager Paul Todd MBE said:

‘’I would like to congratulate everyone involved at Lesnes Abbey Woods in achieving a Green Flag Award.”

Lesnes Abbey Woods is a vital green space for the community in Bexley, bringing people together and providing opportunities to lead healthy lifestyles. The staff and volunteers do so much to ensure that it maintains the high standards of the Green Flag Award and everyone involved should feel extremely proud of their achievement.”

The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.